Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-42849

Description

Earthenware mug with molded construction and raised decoration. Groups of three seated men on each side of mug are hand painted in black, brown, blue, green, and orange. Blue hand-painted stripes, one around rim and two around base. Handle accented with blue. Attached inside mug, at bottom facing upwards, is an earthenware frog.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
earthenware
Mug
Mug

Inscription

"AN INTERESTING AND RARE FROG MUG. / THIS MUG WAS MADE BY THE SUNDERLAND / POTTERY UP ON THE EAST COAST OF ENGLAND / AT THE TIME OF THE THREATENED NAPOLEANIC / INVASION AS A MORALE BUILDER AND AS A / TEMPERANCE AIDER." (Typewritten card placed inside mug.)

Additional Identification Number

84.1923

Maker

Sunderland (Maker)

Dimensions

4 5/8 (H), 4 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington

Accession Number

1943.300